Amanda YouBetIAm (youbetiam) wrote,
Amanda YouBetIAm

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this is my home, the country where my heart is, here are my hopes, my dreams, my holy shrine

"Laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind." - Thomas Jefferson

"We might as well require a man to wear the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain forever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson

"Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error." - Thomas Jefferson

"And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. Man's reason and spirit have often solved the seemingly unsolvable - and we believe they can do it again." - John F. Kennedy

"In great contests, each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong. God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time."- Abraham Lincoln

"These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people." - Abraham Lincoln

"The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity." -John Adams

And arguably the best, and wisest, president of all time:

"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt (This applies directly to stopping terrorism.)

Happy Presidents Day.
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